Director: Alfred E. Green Cast: Bette Davis, Franchot Tone, Margaret Lindsay, Alison Skipworth, John Eldredge, Dick Foran, Walter Walker, Richard Carle, George Irving, Pierre Watkin, Douglas Wood, William B. Davidson
Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role (Bette Davis)
I First Saw In: 2015
Synopsis: An alcoholic actress who is considered a dangerous jinx is rehabilitated, but she then shows that she’s as dangerous as ever.
Did You Know? Bette Davis was very proud of her Oscar win, but she felt that she didn’t deserve it that year. In her opinion, Katharine Hepburn should have won for Alice Adams. She always thought that her win was to make up for not even being nominated for her star-making performance in Of Human Bondage the previous year.
And now a Word from the Guise:
Naturally, being a 1930’s film, it’s just teeming with sexism. And you all know by now how I feel about these things, so I won’t go into again. But I just have to say, I’m glad the movie was barely over an hour, and if it wasn’t for Bette Davis, I don’t think I’d have watched it. She shines in an otherwise lacklustre film.
Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233